Bangali Ragini: Folio from a ragamala series (Garland of Musical Modes)
India (Rajasthan, Amber)
Ink, opaque watercolor, and gilt on paper
13 3/4 x 9 1/8 in. (34.9 x 23.2 cm)
Rogers Fund, 1958
Not on view
The Amber ragamala text of which this work is a part offers the following description of this ragini: “Her sari, soaked with kesara [saffron], is enchanting. [Her] musk caste mark at the forehead bewitches the mind. The lovable [woman has] matted locks and ash in her[?] palms. [She has] smeared srikhands [white sandalwood paste] all over her body. The trident in her arm is resplendent. Such is the beauty of Bangali.”
Inscription: Inscribed on back (five lines): "Bangali Bhairuki ragini."